This pack has Fall themed word problems (or number stories). The pages all follow a consistent format to help in developing student independence. These problems all have a sum to 10 and are simple ‘joining’ addition and classic take-away style problems - perfect for the start of the year. The 25 addition and 25 subtraction pages are jumbled up (so that students have to work out the operation).
Each page has an addition or subtraction number story (or word problem). Students visualize the problem and draw a picture to represent it. This can help some students work out whether the problem requires them to add or subtract. In addition, students will complete a 10-frame, number line and number sentence (or equation) for each problem.
I plan on developing more packs as the year progresses that will gradually increase in difficulty and include different styles of questions (start unknown, difference unknown etc).
You can use the problems in different ways. For example, to start off the year you might project each page and complete whole class. Later, you might work with a small group before moving the pages to an independent work math tub.
I have included instructions for printing multiple problems per sheet of paper. Personally, I print 4 problems on one sheet of paper (or 8 if I copy double sided). My Grade 1 students have not had a problem with this size. Alternatively, you could print 2 problems on one sheet of paper or keep them full size.
This pack aligns to the following Common Core Standard:
1.0A.1- Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions.